Connecticut Land Conservation Conference

Tentatively scheduled for March 22, 2025

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Advanced Topics in Land Conservation

Room: Boger 112

Land conservation and farmland preservation projects are often complex deals raising tough legal, financial, and governance issues.  In this open Q&A session, participants will have an opportunity to ask the advanced questions most pressing to them, including those related to easement drafting, conflicts of interest, private inurement/private benefit, title searches, appraisals and Form 8283s, surveys and legal descriptions, environmental due diligence and liability, and establishing restricted funds for stewardship and defense…and the list goes on!


Keith Ainsworth, Managing Member, Law Offices of Keith R Ainsworth, Esq., LLC

Linda Francois, Esq., Partner, Cooper, Whitney & Francois

Shelley Harms, Executive Director, Cornwall Conservation Trust; Conservation Director, Salisbury Association Land Trust

Honor Lawler, Project Manager II, Trust for Public Land

Elisabeth Moore, Executive Director, Connecticut Farmland Trust

Resources and Handouts

Clcc Handclap

“CLCC’s annual conference is like Woodstock for Connecticut’s land conservation community. It’s an opportunity to foster connections, get inspired, and celebrate our collective accomplishments”

- Pete Govert, Executive Director, East Haddam Land Trust

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